Work-Appropriate Secret Pajamas!: One dress, Three ways

Despite loving the style of sheath dresses, I tend to wear them only on business formal days because they’re so uncomfortable. Enter the Lodo dress – comfortable enough to wear any time of the day or night.
The Lodo is a sheath dress made from a stable knit. It features subtle sleeves, a v-neck, and two length options. The best thing about this dress – other than its ease of wear-  is the ease of construction. There are 3 main pieces + 4 woven facing pieces. No darts or otherwise complicated bits. The only complication might be figuring out which view to make.
This is made out of  Navy Blue 4-way Stretch Heavy Ponte De Roma Navy Blue 4-way Stretch Heavy Ponte De Roma   and some chambray scraps from my Alex shirt dress last fall. I love that the Lodo has woven facings – a great way to add small pops of color inside and to use up scraps.
For reference, my version is 7 inches shorter than view A, but  is a few inches longer than view B. I ended up removing the back slit, since it was going to be FAR too high once I took out the 7 inches.
The images on the True Bias website show a pretty casual summer dress but I’d like to show you some ways to wear it to work in the fall and  winter.
Here I’ve styled the Lodo with a leather jacket and leather mules. I think this would be perfect for a night out with friends or casual Friday at the office.
Finally, I swapped the leather jacket for a cozy cardigan and the mules for demure heels. This look would be at home in the board room, but feels comfy enough for curling up on the couch — win!


Alexandra holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill and is currently completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Johns Hopkins University (expected graduation 2023). She is passionate about the science of learning and ensuring equity in education.

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1 thought on “Work-Appropriate Secret Pajamas!: One dress, Three ways”

  1. I love navy knit dresses! Yours is beautiful – ticks all the boxes – great fit, V neckline and perfect length. I just made myself a navy knit dress of the Ebony by Closet Case files and love it 🙂

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